Best router for use with Tomato?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by basmic, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. basmic

    basmic LI Guru Member

    Thinking of replacing my Linksys WRT54GS v1.1 router with something a little nipper, and hopefuly gigabit ethernet ports.

    Overclocking my router isn't something I want to do - I'd rather upgrade to a new router with gigabit capability, in order to increase file transfer speeds on my little network.

    Wireless isn't too important, but it's handy to have. Need to be able to buy it in the UK, and looking to spend no more than £75 - possibly more, if it's a router which will see me for as long as I've had this one for (had my Linksys since 2005).

    I have a cable modem connected to my router with the WAN port, so I will need a cable router not an ADSL one

    Oh, and I must be able to flash it with Tomato. :D
  2. but2002

    but2002 Networkin' Nut Member

    I would be absolutley sure that the computers on your network have Gigabit NICs or getting a Gigabit router would be rather useless.

    Also, finding a gigabit router for around £75 might be a wee bit tricky, however I'll let someone with more knowledge than me in that area speak.
  3. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Yup, an Asus RT-N16 fits the bill from a technical perspective, with teddy bears builds. Price is going to be a good deal higher, not double but approaching it. Other routers listed at supported on this build that I -think- include Gb port include the below which perhaps could be picked up cheaper used or refurb.

    Netgear WNR3500L
    Netgear WNR3500 v2 (no-USB editions)
    Linksys WRT320N (no-USB editions, experimental, needs testing)
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